JERUSALEM, Israel – President Donald Trump announced Thursday that Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to a historic peace deal. The UAE is the third Arab country to normalize ties with Israel after Jordan and Egypt.
The agreement creates full diplomatic ties between Israel and the UAE, including an exchange of embassies and ambassadors. Israeli and UAE leaders will sign bilateral agreements in the coming days solidifying their commitment to collaborating on security, tourism, healthcare, energy, and telecommunications issues. The peace deal will also lead to direct flights between the two countries.